As an international school, CISM is cognizant of its responsibility to make sure that student outcomes are aligned with the competencies expected by the environments outside school, places that the school will be sending its students to after they graduate and move on to high school and then to university and beyond. Singapore’s Ministry of Education has designed a graphic framework that is a good model for all schools pursuing the same goal..
Looking at the recently concluded MAP test scores of our Upper School students, I have arrived at the conclusion that they need to read MORE to develop the kind of deep reflection and high critical thinking skills that are needed to be able to do well on certain portions of the tests. Parents, here is a reading list of recommended classics–books that are timeless because they contain enduring values that make children men and women of substance when they grow up.
What to give your child for Christmas this year? A good book and more each time!